O Henry Quizzes & Trivia

O. Henry! No, we’re not talking about the candy bar! We’re talking about the talented American writer, born William Sydney Porter, who wrote short stories well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and clever twist endings. So, what else do you know about O. Henry? Take our all things O. Henry quizzes and find out!

Where was O. Henry born? When did he change the spelling of his middle name? What disease did his mother die from? What profession was he licensed to practice in 1879? For which crime was he put behind the bars? What is his most famous work? Explore the world of O. Henry by attempting our quizzes and find out if the pen really is mightier!

This quiz is over the life of O. Henry as well as some of his short stories. There will be a mixture of multiple choice, True/False, and fill in the blank questions.

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 43   |  Last updated: Feb 15, 2013
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    Where was O. Henry born?

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